Day Four – Hearts Burning

Luke 24:30-35
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.  Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.  They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen…”  Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.

“The burning of their hearts is only a foretaste of what is to come when the Holy Spirit is poured out on the disciples as tongues of fire.” (Garland, David E.; Clinton E. Arnold. Luke (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament))

Acts 1:3-5, 8
After his suffering, [Jesus] presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He… gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised… You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses.”

Prayer:  Lord, please pour out your Holy Spirit upon me and upon your church afresh today, that we may be your witnesses.  Take us, in the power of your Holy Spirit, to others, that they may know that you yourself come to them.  Fill our campus meetings, missional groups, homes, and FoJ, middle school and teen ministries with your presence.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Let’s worship with the song “Here Again” by Elevation Worship (click here).

– BR